Antonio Muñoz Gómez

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Not to be confused with Toni Muñoz.
Toni
Personal information
Full name Antonio Muñoz Gómez
Date of birth (1968-02-04) 4 February 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
AD Naranjo
Córdoba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Córdoba
1988–1990 Atlético Madrileño 31 (3)
1990–2001 Atlético Madrid 251 (2)
Total 282 (5)
National team
1992–1993 Spain 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Muñoz and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.

Antonio Muñoz Gómez (born 4 February 1968), commonly known as Toni, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

Best known for his stint at Atlético Madrid – 243 La Liga games in ten seasons – he also worked with the club in various directorial capacities until 2006.

Club career[edit]

Born in Córdoba, Andalusia, Toni moved to the capital with Atlético Madrid after a quick spell with local Córdoba CF, playing for the reserves in his first two years. He spent the 1990–91 season as understudy to Juan Carlos, then made the left-back position his own for the following six years; in the 1995–96 campaign, he appeared in 40 La Liga games out of 42 as the Colchoneros won the double.

In June 2001, after only 15 appearances in the previous two seasons combined, Muñoz retired but stayed connected with his main club, first as a youth coordinator then as director of football. He left the latter post at the close of 2005–06, as Atlético failed to qualify for European competition;[1] the following year he moved to neighbouring Getafe CF, in the latter capacity.[2][3][4]

International career[edit]

Toni played ten matches with Spain during one year, as it had failed to qualify for the UEFA Euro 1992. His debut came on 11 March 1992 in a 2–0 friendly win with the United States, at Valladolid.

The following year, on 22 September, Toni scored against Albania in a 5–1 away routing for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, in what would be his last cap.[5]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 January 1993 Insular, Las Palmas, Spain  Mexico 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2. 22 September 1993 Qemal Stafa, Tirana, Albania  Albania 0–2 1–5 1994 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Atlético Madrid

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